UC Davis Vascular Center news releases
September 30, 2020
David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, is one of 50 surgical educators inducted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
September 29, 2020
Born with only three functioning heart chambers instead of four, Amanda had health challenges from her very first day of life. But pediatric heart nurse Barb Goebel has helped shepherd her care into adulthood.
September 15, 2020
Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
September 8, 2020
UC Davis Health cardiologists are testing the safety and effectiveness of TriClip, a minimally invasive option for treating tricuspid regurgitation.
August 13, 2020
Blocking an enzyme — soluble epoxide hydrolase, or sEH — linked with inflammation makes it possible for stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue.
August 7, 2020
The UC Davis Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the 2020 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for consistently adhering to measures backed by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.
July 31, 2020
Before the Fontan procedure, most children born with single ventricles would die before their second birthday. These days, the survival rate of these patients has extended through young adulthood and now patients with prior Fontan procedures are interested in trying to have children. UC Davis Health helped two of these patients this year.
African Americans with early-life cardiovascular disease risks have worse late-life cognitive function
July 30, 2020
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that African Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks prior to or during mid-life tend to have worse cognition when they age than those with no CVD risks.
July 28, 2020
U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.
July 27, 2020
UC Davis Health’s Cardiac-Vascular Rehabilitation Program has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This renewed certification recognizes UC Davis’ continuing commitment to improving the health and quality of life of patients with heart and blood vessel disease through a supervised, evidence-based exercise and education program.
July 16, 2020
UC Davis pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons gave Damian Del Rio a chance at a future.
July 14, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.
July 8, 2020
Alice Marez says she was saved by UC Davis surgeons, an LVAD pump and line dancing. If she had to choose only one, 79-year-old Marez might just pick the line dancing.
July 8, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.
July 7, 2020
When Owen had an MRI appointment at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, his parents got the shocking news that Owen needed to be immediately transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital via ambulance for monitoring and blood pressure control.
June 24, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center’s lab has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, peripheral arterial testing and visceral vascular testing.
June 15, 2020
Alexander Estrada was referred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery by a specialist through a partnership with Dignity Health and was thrilled with his outcome and his care.
June 12, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center has been named a TCAR Center of Excellence for the high quality of its care team and patient outcomes for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).
June 11, 2020
Peter Dwyer’s birthday this year may not have happened at all. Last September, the retired high school teacher was raking leaves when his left side suddenly buckled. He had experienced an acute ischemic stroke.
June 1, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center has launched a telehealth initiative to improve assessments and care for patients who live in small communities and have lower-extremity ulcers due to peripheral artery disease or diabetes.
May 22, 2020
The Society for Vascular Surgery has awarded three stars — the highest number possible — to the UC Davis Vascular Center for active participation in its Vascular Quality Initiative.
May 22, 2020
A UC Davis Health specialist recommends learning more about common stroke symptoms and your own risks for the condition.
May 15, 2020
Edris Aman is a cardiologist and expert in cardiac imaging. He also is part of a growing team of specialists who sees patients at the County of Sacramento Primary Care Center, which serves Medi-Cal and uninsured patients.
May 1, 2020
UC Davis Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest recognition possible from The Joint Commission.
April 23, 2020
A protein known to expand blood vessels — key to controlling conditions like high blood pressure — actually has different functions in males and females.
April 13, 2020
For parents of sick or injured children, the current sidewalk chalk trend is more than just something to do while staying at home.
March 18, 2020
UC Davis cardiologist Uma Srivatsa recommends doing "five steps for five minutes" in times of high stress.
March 18, 2020
Local teenager continues to thrive after multiple heart surgeries at UC Davis Children's Hospital.
March 12, 2020
The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center team detected patient Greyson Anable's very rare heart condition through exploratory heart surgery and were able to save the child’s life.
March 11, 2020
For many types of routine and specialty care appointments, a video visit through UC Davis Health is the ideal alternative to a traditional in-person appointment.
March 11, 2020
Learn more about our new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, along with his goals for his team and their patients with complex diseases of the heart, lungs and esophagus.
February 28, 2020
Many people think living heart healthy means living without dessert. Not true!
February 21, 2020
A team from the UC Davis Division of Cardiovascular Medicine hoping to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation has won a poster competition at a regional American College of Physicians scientific meeting. The team will next present their work at the upcoming national ACP meeting.
February 11, 2020
Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, yet most women think breast cancer is their biggest health threat.
February 6, 2020
By 2030, about 8 million adult patients will live with heart failure in the U.S. But many of those cases are highly preventable. Learn how to manage your risk factors at an interactive and educational resource fair on our Sacramento campus.
February 5, 2020
Amparo Villablanca, director of the UC Davis Women's Cardiovascular Medicine Program, and her colleagues in heart and vascular medicine invite you to join them in wearing red Feb. 7 and raising awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.
UC Davis Health welcomes internationally renowned robotic heart surgeon as the new chief of cardiothoracic surgery
January 15, 2020
Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Bob Kiaii has been selected as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health, ranked one of the best cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.
January 10, 2020
UC Davis Health was the first to offer transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the Sacramento and today is a leading referral center for the procedure. On December 16, the TAVR team completed their 1,000th procedure.
December 6, 2019
Machine-learning approaches to detect abnormalities in blood vessels associated with dementia and liquid biopsy-guided strategies to define dementia across disease stages are two exciting areas funded prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
November 26, 2019
A UC Davis Health dietitian offers guidance for making it through the holidays without compromising healthy eating goals.
November 26, 2019
To promote cardiac safety, researchers at the GRANDi laboratory are using computer simulations to understand and predict the impact of new drugs on the cardiac cells.
November 8, 2019
A training partnership between UC Davis Medical Center and the U.S. Air Force, which began in 1995, has blossomed into a variety of integrated medical residency programs with the military that helps physicians stay prepared for deployment while they provide high-quality patient care here stateside in Sacramento.